Quick Start Guide BCF Manager Tekla Structures

Quick Start Guide BCF Manager Tekla Structures

This Quick Start Guide describes the basic online workflow of the BCF Manager for Tekla. It will get you up and running in no time. 

Online workflow BCF Manager

  1. Start Tekla Structures
  2. Load the model(s) for which you want to create or review issues in Tekla
  3. Go to the right side of the screen and click on the "Applications & Components" button 
  4. Type 'BCF' in the search window
  5. Double click the BCF icon to open the BCF Manager pop-up window



    When the BCF manager icon is not visible, please try the procedure one more time after restarting Tekla Structures. 
    If you are a first time user, then first   Activate your BCF Manager. 

  6. Connect to a project on BIMcollab Cloud from the BCF Manager  (1)
  7. If there are already issues present in the project you connect to, they will be displayed in the issue list  (2)
  8. Create new issues manually  (3)
  9. Select issues in the issue list to see its details  (4)
  10. When an issue is selected, you can edit it or add a comment to it  (5)
  11. Double click the issue to zoom to its viewpoint in the model in Tekla
  12. When you have made all the necessary changes, synchronize the project to BIMcollab Cloud, to share the issues with your team members  (6)


To know how to use the BCF manager without connecting to a project in BIMcollab Cloud, consult the article about the  offline workflow with the BCF Manager.

The BCF Manager window


  1. New offline project
  2. Import and save a BCF file
  3. Connect to a project on BIMcollab Cloud
  4. Synchronize project
  5. Display settings issues list
  6. Filter issues
  7. Search
  8. BCF options
  9. Name of project you are connected to
  10. Active filter
  11. Issue list
  12. Show snapshot of the selected issue
  13. Issue information
  14. Quick zoom
  15. Edit, create or delete an issue
  16. Snapshot of the selected issue
  17. Properties of the selected issue
  18. Comments of the selected issue
  19. Edit, create or delete a comment

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